Moto in the Community has made its annual donation to Help for Heroes. Despite fundraising efforts being severely restricted throughout last year, the Trust’s national charity partner since 2012 will benefit from £100,000 in funding.
Since the start of the pandemic, Help for Heroes has experienced a significant increase in demand for its services, with a 33% increase in those coming forward for mental health support and a 30% increase in referrals to its veterans’ clinical services during the first lockdown.
These funds will enable the charity to continue delivering life-changing support, both digitally and in the community, including one-to-one support for veterans and their loved ones for issues related to their physical and mental health and welfare. Help for Heroes also runs a Recovery College – the first of its kind specifically designed for wounded veterans and their families and offering educational courses that empower them to achieve their recovery and life goals. Finally, the charity’s sports, leisure and wellbeing activities for veterans and their families will continue to support physical and mental health and promote mutual support and camaraderie.
Steve Masters, Chairman of Moto in the Community said: “We’re very proud to be able to continue our ongoing support of Help for Heroes and enable them to carry out their important work during these very testing times.
Melanie Waters, CEO of Help for Heroes said:
“On behalf of everyone at Help for Heroes, we wanted to thank Moto in the Community for their unwavering commitment to Help for Heroes. The last year has been particularly challenging for our veterans and their families, and we saw a surge in demand for our services during 2020. We are extremely grateful for MITC’s support which enables us to continue offering our life-changing services. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with MITC in 2021 and to resuming fundraising at Moto sites when possible.”